I’m mulling my online options. Etsy is handy, but it’s so hard to find stuff within the site, because it’s so very huge. I simply don’t have the time to do all the community/marketing within the site that I seem to need to. I mainly use it as my online presence, and refer to it from other, outside sources.
I’ve heard good things about Artfire, and they have the distinct advantage of not requiring you to sign up for an account in order to buy. That’s very appealing to li’l anonymous me. But a full account, which would be necessary, is $12/month. I’m sure you get a lot of bang for the buck, but still…
Another I’ve heard of is 1000 Markets. But they require you to set up an account in order to buy. If I accepted that limitation, is it better to be in the higher volume Etsy, with the more recognizable name, or with the relatively unknown 1000 Markets, where I might be the big fish in a small pond? It does look interesting, though.
I only know of one other, which I’m not going to list just out of courtesy. There are people selling computer equipment on there. So much for handmade. Boo.